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Editor's Note
Thursday, May 17, 2018 12:00 am
In Hamilton, the musical, at one point the lead character knows trouble is coming. “In the eye of a hurricane,” he sings, “There is quiet/ For just a moment/A yellow sky.” In this week’s cov
Thursday, May 10, 2018 12:00 am

And for the rest of us

 When Nate Schwiethale joined the Wichita police force 17 years ago he was assigned to downtown, where he spent most of his time dealing with homeless people, who often had substance abuse proble
Editor's Note
Thursday, April 26, 2018 12:00 am
Speaking in Springfield Saturday at the annual Illinois Innocence Project dinner will be attorney Jerry Buting, of the 2015 Netflix documentary “Making a Murderer” and author of Illusion of Justic
Thursday, April 26, 2018 12:00 am

Restorative justice for sexual misconduct

 As the high-profile Bill Cosby trial winds down this week, it’s right to ask what happens to low-profile victims who get harassed in the workplace every day by low-profile lowlifes? What happe
Editor's Note
Thursday, April 19, 2018 12:00 am
 Seldom is heard a discouraging word about Abraham Lincoln, around here at least, but Bloomington author and lawyer Guy Fraker, who has written two books on Lincoln’s circuit-riding days, told
Editor's Note
Thursday, April 5, 2018 12:00 am
Sometimes our mail seems too important to pitch, so we feel compelled to pass it along to our readers. This photo arrived in an envelope with the return address, “Bruce R., Natural Resources Way, Sp
Thursday, April 5, 2018 12:00 am

A veteran immigration fighter finds her voice in Springfield

Rosanna Pulido was nearly unknown in Springfield until last fall when she emerged as the strongest citizen voice opposing the city council resolution to make Springfield a “Welcoming City.” The re
Editor's Note
Thursday, March 29, 2018 12:00 am
 It’s hard for me to even find time to worry about Stormy Daniels with all the protest I’m getting from the puzzle people. What a determined group they are, pulling out all the stops in an ef
Editor's Note
Thursday, March 22, 2018 12:00 am
Gov. Bruce Rauner says he’s “humbled” by his near loss to Rep. Jeanne Ives in the Republican primary, and that now he hears Illinois. But it’s not clear what he hears. Does he hear that Illino
Thursday, March 15, 2018 12:00 am

Trying to keep central Illinois fertilizer out of the Gulf

 Last August the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced the Gulf of Mexico “dead zone” – an area of low oxygen (hypoxia) that can kill fish – is the largest ever measur


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